The Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education (SHAPE) Gallery announced the suspension of all operations until further notice due to damage caused by an apartment fire above the gallery over the weekend.
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and water damages forced the gallery to remain closed for seven months during 2020. The gallery reopened to the public on Sept. 25.
SHAPE officials said no one was injured during the fire and no artwork was damaged. Officials credit the quick thinking of the SHAPE board president who saved the artwork. However, the gallery did not escape unscathed during the March 20 fire.
SHAPE Gallery officials said monthly exhibits, SHAPE Shoppe and all art classes or art demos are postponed until further notice.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen as soon as possible,” officials said in a Facebook post.
The SHAPE Gallery, located at 19. E. King Street, is an art exhibit in Shippensburg. The newest exhibit, “Unmuted” launched on March 5,